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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 125 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAGUARONDI, or YAGUARONDI (Fells jaguarondi), a South American wild cat, found in Brazil, Paraguay and Guiana, ranging to north-eastern Mexico. This relatively small cat, uniformly coloured, is generally of some shade of brownish-grey, but in some individuals the fur has a rufous coat, while in others grey pre-dominates. These cats are said by Don Felix de Azara to keep to cover, without venturing into open places. They attack tame poultry and also young fawns. The names jaguarondi and eyra are applied indifferently to this species and Fells eyra.
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